Has My Liberation Notes been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:

Renewed Or Cancelled?

My Liberation Notes is a calm, reflective and surprisingly deep drama tackling the humdrum of normal life and the crippling brutality of long commutes. With themes around existentialism, purpose, passion and society’s expectations for us, this is one intriguing drama.

This 16 episode show has been a thoroughly enjoyable watch over the weeks, but if you’ve been following this you may be wondering if this one’s been renewed or cancelled.


What is My Liberation Notes Season 1 about?

The show takes place between the contrasting vistas of the quiet countryside and bustling metropolis of Seoul. The main character here (and our narrator at random intervals) is Mi-Jeong (Kim Ji-Won), the youngest daughter of a trio of siblings. She’s shy and an introvert but also lonely and feels unfulfilled in life.

Her sister, Gi-Jeong (Lee El), is the eldest and is very hot tempered. She spends a lot of her time travelling back and forth from Seoul to Sanpo village because of her job. She has a lot of issues in her life and is desperate to find love.

Finally there’s Chang-Hee (Lee Min-Ki), the middle child, who wants to leave his childhood home in Sanpo and has big dreams of becoming rich and living a fulfilled life.

Circled around all this is a mysterious man named Mr Gu, who arrives in Sangpo with a dark past. He drinks a lot and no one knows much about him. Intrigued, Yeom Mi-Jeong decides to approach him.

We have extensive coverage on My Liberation Notes across the site, including ongoing recaps for all 16 episodes. Feel free to check them out HERE!


Has My Liberation Notes been renewed for season 2?

At the time of writing, JTBC have not renewed My Liberation Notes for season 2. Given the respectable ratings over the weeks, it’ll be interesting to see if they actually do renew this for a follow-up.

The ratings began with a rather small 2.9% share nationwide but since then, has been increasing every week, with rates now up to around 4.5% averagely. Episode 12 is actually the highest thus far, with rates reaching 4.9% amidst a busy weekend line-up. Against such stiff competition, that’s pretty impressive.

However, given most k-dramas wrap up their stories in a single season, it’s very rare to find these sort of shows renewed. Based on that, we predict My Liberation Notes will not be renewed.

We’ll be sure to update this section with more details as they become available.


What we know about season 2 so far:

Most Korean dramas are reserved to one season and with the rare exception of ongoing Netflix shows (Love ft. Marriage and Divorce, Hospital Playlist etc.) then it seems unlikely that this one will be renewed.

However, there is always the possibility that the actors return for a follow-up or even a spin-off ala. the Reply series. Given the nature of this series, we could even see a whole different show focused on Mr Gu’s past or even jump forward in time to see how all of our characters are getting on in the future. We’ll have to wait and see if this one’s greenlit or not.

We generally aim to update this page when more information becomes available.


Would you like to see My Liberation Notes return for a second season? Or do you think the story has run its course? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

22 thoughts on “Has My Liberation Notes been renewed for Season 2? Here’s what we know:”

  1. Yes, I definitely looking forward for season 2. The ending in season 1 left me hanging, I wish MJ & Mr Gu lives together in season 2 & start the story fr there.

  2. Yes, I would love to see more of the characters I absolutely adore. Season 2 please!!!

  3. Hi from California,
    Definitely I would like to see season 2. It’s such a good movie!❤️

  4. 100% need to see how their lives evolve, and especially focus on the love story of MJ & Mr. Gu… the struggles of an alcoholic and recovery while having a family. There is so much to explore with MJ & Gu…

  5. YES! I would love to know of a Season 2 on this series. There are many questions unanswered as of the moment. What happens to the lives of the 3 siblings is still vague. And the identity of Gu is not clear for his beginnings in his underground group.

  6. Hi from New Zealand!!!
    Definitely need a season 2 of this! Such a well written drama, relevant to many viewers who also seek answers
    to similar feelings/questions. The actors portrayed their characters with such depth, i really admire them. Definitely
    need their stories to continue esp Mr Gu and Yeom Gi-Jeong!!!

  7. Absolutely must have another season, their stories are not completed, or even an idea into their futures. I never comment on anything but am moved to insist on a continuation of this series. It was fabulous because it is in touch with the viewers lives.

  8. Yes, please do a season two, don’t go by the rating. The fans loved this series, and it should absolutely be renewed. I have never went by the rating of any movies, or series and have found some wonderful stories lines and they definitely got my attention and held it.

  9. Hello from the US! Yes a 2nd season would be wonderful! I don’t feel like there was an actual ending to all the storylines.

  10. Please, please, please bring this show back for another season!! The story cannot end here, there seems to be more, there must be more. The whole cast is captivating. Watching from the US!

  11. Like to have a Season 2 because it seems the story is not end yet.
    Watching from Qld, Australia.
    I love the story line.
    Want for more, pls.

  12. Hi from New Zealand
    Loved the show very disappointed with the end as it left you up in the air
    What decision had mr Gu made or any of the others I felt it needed to address these points it was like a book with no ending which makes the script writers an easy task
    I am also watching the blue hope this doesn’t leave one balancing as to where their lives take them
    The shows have made me want to travel to sth Korea
    Regards
    Chris (Christine)

  13. I want to see Lee Min-Ki and Jeon Hye-jin in another TV series. They have good chemistry. I would be very impressed with Miss Park Hae Young if she can come up with a script that will be perfect for Lee Min-Ki and Jeon Hye-jin.

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